The Lela Rose Spring/Summer 2015 Runway Was Full Of Black And White Pieces That Will Make You Want To Abandon All Other Colors

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Designer Lela Rose walks the runway at the Lela Rose fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 at The Pavilion at Lincoln Center on September 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)
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Don't even think about calling black and white basic, because this is one spring 2015 trend that Lela Rose is keeping away from humdrum territory. On the Rose's Monday morning runway, models sauntered down the catwalk in an array of the designer's quintessentially feminine designs, but the concept had a twist: the black and white ensembles were not for the faint of heart. Each neoclassical ensemble featured clashing patterns and optical prints on pieces of playful proportions. Minute checkers and bold polka dots were tied together with a sheer, shawl-style sweater, climbing roses overtook a silken skirt and top, and sheer dresses boasted a geometric print which could easily have been captured from a painting in the MOMA. Here are nine hot-off-the-runway looks to inspire a bit of nontraditional black and white dressing for now and next season.

Lela Rose Spring 2015

This chic ensemble stays sweet and demure by only showing a hint of skin at the midriff and shoulder. Plus, the abstract blossom pattern across the full skirt is sheer genius.

Lela Rose Spring 2015

Getting a bit chilly in your warm weather-ready frock? Throw on a transparent coat covered in playful polka dots like this one.

Lela Rose Spring 2015

Apparently florals and checkers do work well together, if this smart ensemble is any indication.

Lela Rose Spring 2015

This simple little black dress is enlivened by the floral motif emblazoned across its bodice. 

Lela Rose Spring 2015

An effortless black skirt is given a hypnotic modern twist with the addition of a midriff-bearing, crochet-esque top. 

Lela Rose Spring 2015

Patterned outwear is the very latest–and most eye-popping–trend. When in doubt over a lifeless outfit, just add a printed jacket for an instant style reboot.

Lela Rose Spring 2015

This ensemble is an ideal example of how to rock layers: pattern, texture, and fit perfectly align to make this ensemble unforgettable.

Lela Rose Spring 2015

There’s no telling how many heads you’d turn in this daring ensemble. If you don’t love the idea of baring so much skin, pop a nude camisole underneath a sheer top for more coverage.

Lela Rose Spring 2015

This sweet grey and white sheath looks plain from a distance, but up close its flattering cut and intricate woven fabric add subtle intrigue.